This particular terrain building project will be featured in one of the Painting Pyramid videos. I built this piece to get a better idea of the materials that would be needed, how much time each particular aspect of the tower took to make, etc.
I began by cutting a 2 inch thick section of foam into a few shapes. The rock formation was done using a technique that you can find in several previous terrain building threads. Onto this was added a few rectangular pieces that would form the 'body' of the tower.
This was kept relatively small, as I didn't want to create a massive tower! You can see the 28mm figure which was used for scale. It was important to have that around when it came time to make the platform on top.
I still had some very thin pink foam left, so that was cut into the correct sizes and shapes. By measuring the height of the archer, I got a better idea of how the crenellations should be spaced.
I made some marks on the foam (after cutting a beveled edge along the top first), so that I knew where to make my cuts.
Once I had this first piece, I used it to measure the other 3 walls...
Then it was time to glue them on!
The basic platform has now taken shape.
I cut out some supports for the platform out of a few scraps of pink foam. These were more for decoration than anything else, but they do add an element of realism...
I glued them in place...
Once that set up, I added some steps to one side of the tower.
Stay tuned for Part Two!!